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Sony PlayStation 3 Receives $50 Price Drop Worldwide

Written on August 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sony just unveiled a global price cut for its PlayStation 3 models.

officially announced that its gaming console just had a $50 in all major countries. The 160GB model will now be sold for $250 in the US, 250 euros in European territories, and ¥24,980 in . This new pricing is made effective immediately for all countries except for the markets of , where the will start on Aug.18.

The ’s 320GB system will also be receiving a new price point. The device is now available for $300 in the US, €300 in Europe, and 29,980 yen in Japan. “In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. “The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus,” , CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, wrote on a blog.

Sony has indeed taken good advantage of this opportunity to disclose the success of PlayStation 3. According to their statements, “Since its release in 2006, PS3 has gained tremendous support from fans around the world and its cumulative worldwide sales reached a milestone of 50 million units as of March 29, 2011.”

“Equipped with future proof cutting-edge technologies including the sophisticated processors, Cell Broadband Engine and RSX, as well as the Blu-ray disc (BD) player and HDMI terminal, PS3 has continuously enhanced its value to consumers through system software updates to support new features and services including stereoscopic 3D content playback and support for the PlayStation Move motion controller,” it added.

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